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Cross Border Connections 2019

  • 03/05/2019
  • 7:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Detroit Athletic Club

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CROSS BORDER CONNECTIONS 2019

March 4 & 5, 2019
Detroit Athletic Club

The launch of this Conference is a partnership between the ACG Chapters in Detroit, Western Michigan and Toronto. At this event, business leaders from both the U.S. and Canada will be able to network and learn more about Cross-Border Trade, Commerce, Investment and Public Policy opportunities.

Canada and the U.S. have had a long partnership in Trade and Commerce. In addition, the Province of Ontario and State of Michigan are leading trade partners. The new USMCA agreement was signed by all three parties in November 2018 and is now pending ratification by each country in 2019.

*All events are at the Detroit Athletic Club

Monday, March 4, 2019
SPECIAL OPENING RECEPTION
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM 
Cocktails and Appetizers

Tuesday, March 5, 2019
MORNING CONFERENCE AGENDA

7:30 - 8:00 Registration and Networking Breakfast
8:00 - 8:05 WELCOME & INTRODUCTION
8:05 - 8:35 KEYNOTE SPEAKER
 


The Canada - U.S. Connection
Joseph Comartin
Consul General of Canada
Consulate General of Canada-Detroit
Detroit, MI

8:40 - 9:00 PUBLIC POLICY UPDATE
  Gretchen Perkins, Partner, Huron Capital

9:05 - 10:05 PANEL DISCUSSION
 

The March to Managed Trade - USMCA, Steel and Aluminum Tariffs, China, Auto Tariffs, and Trade Diversification

SPEAKERS:

David Olsen, Regional President and Principal Officer
PNC Bank Canada
Toronto, ON

Dan Ujczo,Practice Group Chair-Canada-U:S:
Dickinson Wright, PLLC
Columbus, Ohio

Kal Beidas,CFA; President
Aetna Bearing Company
Detroit MI

   Sergio Gomez Lora, CEO
   IQOM
   Mexico City, MX

Alex Kotsopoulos, Vice President
RSM Canada
Toronto, ON
   
10:05 - 10:25 BREAK
10:25 - 11:25 PANEL DISCUSSION
  Cannabis in Canada & the U.S. - Convergence and Divergence

  SPEAKERS:
 

Bob Hendricks
Cannalex Law
Grand Rapids, MI

Michael Elias, President & CEO
Michigan Pure Med
Detroit, MI

Wes Reynolds, CEO
Green Mill Supercritical
Pittsburgh, PA

Benjamin Sobczak, Partner
Dickinson Wright, LLP
Troy, MI

Doug Mains, Partner
Honigman, LLP
Lansing, MI

   
11:30 - 12:30 PANEL DISCUSSION
  Ontario and Michigan - The Future of Canada and U.S. Trade & Investment

Mark High, President
Canada-US Business Association-Detroit/Windsor

James Illikman, Partner
Peninsula Capital Partners
Detroit, MI

David Costa, CEO
Windsor Industrial Services
Oldcaster, ON

Therese Thill, VP Business Development
The Right Place, Inc.
Grand Rapids, MI


12:35 - 1:15 LUNCHEON & KEYNOTE SPEAKER

 


The Canada-U.S. Connection & Luncheon

SPEAKER:
Heather Grondin
Vice President of Communications and Stakeholder Relations, Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority

1:15 - 1:30 CLOSING REMARKS & ADJOURNMENT
 


COST:
ACG Members: $100 (USD)
Non Members welcome: $175 (USD)

Cost includes reception and conference registration, Tuesday breakfast and lunch.

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If you plan to spend the night in Detroit, please make your own hotel reservations. There may be a few rooms at the Detroit Athletic Club, but likely better options are:

   
   
   
   
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